“Negligee Love Stories” saw a lot of controversy in the past few days when Valve permitted the game to be available on Steam without any censorship.
Even though Valve did not make it open to the general public on the video games platform. Despite Valve taking appropriate steps in publishing the game on Steam, several countries including Russia have banned “Negligee Love Stories.”
The publishing and developing studio for Negligee Love Stories, Dharker Studios, addressed the ban in Russia.
You may think this is absurd, but Dharker Studios is a private company, and if we release a game in a country where such content is illegal or illegal, we can potentially suffer. If they impose a penalty on Steam, then, according to our agreement with a platform, we will be responsible precisely, for this reason, unfortunately, we have to act cautiously and not take risks.
Not a while back Valve also thought that such adult games were far from releasing on platforms like Steam. However, the reason behind it was not censorship but issues in filtering tools were limiting them instead.
Therefore, Valve once also voiced against such sexualized content but only because the content was not filtered. They always wanted the undisrupted distribution of content but with proper control tools. Now that Valve has achieved that part they decided to go ahead with Negligee Love Stories.
Developers of Negligee Love Stories further explained how their affiliation has worked out till now for them by saying:
We want government restrictions not to be necessary, but we need to comply with the laws of the countries to sell such material. In fact, we do not have any options on this issue, which is one of the drawbacks of releasing an adult game on Steam.
The countries which banned the sales of the game are Japan, Malaysia, Botswana, Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan, Uganda, Bangladesh, China, Lebanon, South Korea, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Turkmenistan, Belarus, Ukraine, Russia, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Guyana, Iraq, Dubai and Germany.
Once Negligee Love Stories was cleared for access on Steam, Valve did not just leave the porn game open to access for any visitor of their website. Negligee Love Stories is only visible if users select the Adult Only Sexual Content option and this setting is not available to a user if they have logged on to their Steam account.